R2 arrived today from amazon.co.uk. Still waiting on R1 from dvdsoon.com. I haven't watched it yet, but did grab a few frames on my work pc to check for noise, retained film grain, detail and edge enhancement ringing compared to my own laserdisc captures. R2 looks to be a stunning transfer. Here are 3 frames containing nice vertical and horizontal detail with no ringing I can see:- (note; just clicking the links seems to just show black within MS Internet Explorer 6 for me, so then just right click and use save-as/save picture to then open normally, must be a bug in IE.) I'd be really surprised if the R1 one has the resolution to show the corrugations on the vertical pipes on the millenium falcon shown in the third frame above as the NTSC laserdiscs never managed it. I'll do the same on the R1 when it arrives imminently. I wonder if the 4% speed-up of the sound has been corrected well. I'll know the moment I hear the horns, which are literred through the music score, hopefully tonight. regards, Rob.